A renewable energy business has launched in Northumberland on the site of the former Ashington Colliery.
Jörd Energy specialises in commercial and residential ground source heat pumps and solar panel installations.
Employing a workforce of 20, the business is headed up by sector experts Garry Coulson and Ian Goodwin.
Coulson, who was also behind Saving Energy North East, said: “With our arrival, the competition in the renewable energy industry has just got considerably hotter.
“Ian is a terrific asset and pooling our expertise is a very exciting prospect.
“Saving Energy was a very successful business and was known for its innovation and the quality of its work, and Jörd will continue down that same path. Jörd’s pedigree is second to none.”
Goodwin added: “I am delighted to be joining Garry in the launch of Jörd. Over the last few years I got to know him – and his business – extremely well.
“At its height, Ashington was regarded as the world’s largest coal-mining village and Jörd will continue the tradition of harvesting the energy reservoir in the ground beneath our feet.
“Additionally, we are also bringing much-needed employment to the area, and have a 20 strong workforce which we are actively building on.”